Tomorrow night, Christians gather around the Manger. “Come, Lord Jesus, do not delay,” the Church’s liturgy prays.
On Christmas Eve, as darkness covers our towns and cities, Christians gather in their Churches. In the silence of the night, the sound of bells will ring, and echoing the Christmas angels, strains of “Glory to God in the highest” will be sung.
What is the glory of God? The human person, alive, and reflecting at every moment the wonder of God’s love. Human life, in fact, is always a reflection of God’s glory — whether big or small, healthy or sick, born or unborn. Let that be our conviction, and our message, this Christmas.
Please be assured of my prayers for you and your family at Midnight Mass, and my best wishes for a Merry Christmas.